Man driving stolen Porsche flips car in dramatic crash after police pursuit

Kamilia Palu

There has been a dramatic end to a high-speed chase in Leichhardt after a man on the run from police in a stolen Porsche hit a tree and flipped the luxury vehicle onto its roof.

As shocked witnesses in Norton Street rushed to help, the driver staggered from the car and fled the scene.

The car slammed into a tree in Norton Street, Leichhardt at about 6:15am. Photo: 7News
The car slammed into a tree in Norton Street, Leichhardt at about 6:15am. Photo: 7News

A policeman followed on foot with his gun drawn but the suspect managed to escape.

Security camera footage captured the moment the driver lost control and slammed into a tree.

The vehicle spins around before landing on its roof in the middle of the street. Photo: 7News
The vehicle spins around before landing on its roof in the middle of the street. Photo: 7News

The Porsche then spun around and landed upside down in the middle of the street.

Witnesses said they heard police yelling to the man to ‘get on the ground’ before the suspect ran towards a set of stairs.

Police first noticed the car on the Anzac Bridge at 6am on Wednesday and gave chase.

The driver can be seen staggering out of the vehicle and leaving the scene. Photo: 7News
The driver can be seen staggering out of the vehicle and leaving the scene. Photo: 7News

The driver is still on the run and police are urging anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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